UPW vs MI HIGHLIGHTS WPL 2023: Harmanpreet fifty, Sciver-Brunt lead Mumbai to fourth win by eight wickets

UP Warriorz vs Mumbai Indians HIGHLIGHTS WPL 2023 : Get the Cricket Score, Commentary, Scorecard and Latest Updates between UPW v MI, Match 10 of Women’s Premier League 2023.

Updated : Mar 12, 2023 23:03 IST

Harmanpreet Kaur of Mumbai Indians play a shot during match ten of the Women’s Premier League between the UP Warriorz and the Mumbai Indians held at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on the 12th March 2023

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Harmanpreet Kaur of Mumbai Indians play a shot during match ten of the Women’s Premier League between the UP Warriorz and the Mumbai Indians held at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on the 12th March 2023 Photo by: Arjun Singh / SPORTZPICS for WPL

Harmanpreet Kaur of Mumbai Indians play a shot during match ten of the Women’s Premier League between the UP Warriorz and the Mumbai Indians held at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on the 12th March 2023 Photo by: Arjun Singh / SPORTZPICS for WPL

Hello and Welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the WPL 2023 match between UP Warriorz and Mumbai Indians at the Brabourne Stadium.

  • March 12, 2023 23:02
    Nat Sciver-Brunt, MI

    It feels brilliant. The team’s really on a high. I wanted to use inswingers. The boundaries are short so it’s not easy being a bowler here. If you could pick the lengths on this pitch, you could hit. (Partnership with Harmanpreet) It was brilliant. I thought I should be hitting more boundaries and she just hit four boundaries in an over. That just put a nail in the chase.

  • March 12, 2023 23:01
    Alyssa Healy, UPW captain

    I think we were probably 15-20 runs short. We needed a set batter at the end. It was as scratchy as it comes for me. It wasn’t easy. We didn’t score as many boundaries as the Mumbai Indians did. We also bowled too much junk and gave too many boundaries. We just have to see how we can do well with the players available. We have some bowlers on the bench and Harris as well. No prizes for being a good human is it? When an lbw that is not out is given out and Harmanpreet is bowled but the bails don’t fall. We want to be a really good fielding side and she (Simran Shaikh) put her hands up and apologised and she did some good things on the field after that.

  • March 12, 2023 22:51
    MI 164/2 in 17.3 overs

    Ismail starts with a yorker. Sciver-Brunt digs it out to mid-on. Another no ball! Sciver-Brunt hammers the free hit over mid-wicket for FOUR - 100-run partnership between Nat and Harmanpreet. Short ball and Nat Sciver-Brunt smacks it over square-leg for SIX! Mumbai Indians win by eight wickets and record their fourth successive win in the tournament.

  • March 12, 2023 22:49
    MI 153/2 in 17 overs

    MI is motoring at the moment. Length ball from Ecclestone and Sciver-Brunt drills it through cover for FOUR. A single to follow. Ecclestone slides the ball down leg and Harmanpreet brushes it past Healy for FOUR - 31-ball FIFTY for Harmanpreet Kaur!

  • March 12, 2023 22:39
    MI 142/2 in 16 overs

    Tahlia McGrath into the attack. Harmanpreet drives the ball to mid-off and a sharp throw from the fielder forces Sciver-Brunt. The ball hits her flush on the helmet as she makes ground and we have a stoppage in play. And we’re back. Sciver-Brunt is fine to continue. Length from McGrath and Harmanpreet wallops the ball through mid-wicket for FOUR. Slower ball outside the off-stump and Harmanpreet swings through the line over extra cover for SIX! What a shot! McGrath overpitches and Harmanpreet muscles the ball past a diving extra cover and mid-off for FOUR. FOUR more! Low full toss onto the pads and Harmanpreet sweeps it past square-leg for another boundary. Harmanpreet is batting in a completely different zone. 19 runs from the over!

  • March 12, 2023 22:35
    MI 123/2 in 15 overs

    Deepti darts the ball outside the off-stump and Harmanpreet crunches the ball through cover point for FOUR. Low full toss and Harmanpreet guides the ball to wide long-on for a single. Another low full toss and Sciver-Brunt finds the cow corner fence for FOUR. A single to follow. Mumbai puts the pressure back on UPW.

  • March 12, 2023 22:31
    MI 111/2 in 14 overs

    100 up for Mumbai with a fierce sweep from Harmanpreet to square-leg. Sarvani attempts to make a stop but is taken out by the sheer force of the stroke. IN THE AIR and DROPPED at mid-off! Sciver-Brunt drags Gayakwad to the right of Ecclestone who puts in a fine dive but fails to hold onto the ball. Rajeshwari slides the ball in and Harmanpreet brings out the paddle over square-leg for FOUR. In the slot and there’s another slog-sweep from Harmanpreet to the mid-wicket fence - 50-run stand between Harmanpreet and Nat.

  • March 12, 2023 22:28
    MI 99/2 in 13 overs

    Ecclestone slides one down leg and Sciver-Brunt brings out a fine sweep past backward square-leg for FOUR. A single to long-on. Ecclestone lands the ball on the blockhole and Harmanpreet digs it out through point for FOUR. Harmanpreet works away the last ball through the on-side for a single.

  • March 12, 2023 22:24
    MI 87/2 in 12 overs

    Deepti Sharma into the attack. Sciver-Brunt pounces on a loose delivery and slog-sweeps it through mid-wicket for FOUR. A couple of singles to follow. Deepti tosses one outside the off-stump and Sciver-Brunt brings out the reverse sweep to beat short-third for FOUR.

  • March 12, 2023 22:19
    MI 76/2 in 11 overs

    Sarvani returns with Healy standing up to the stumps. Nat drives the ball past the bowler for a single. A wide to follow. OUT or, NO! Healy celebrates as Sarvani hits the bail and has it flashing but the bail sits back in the groove, much to everyone’s surprise! Harmanpreet shuffles a bit too much across to the off-stump. Direct Hit and the bails fly off this time but a superb run from Nat Sciver-Brunt helps her make ground at the striker’s end.

  • March 12, 2023 22:14
    MI 72/2 in 10 overs

    Gayakwad wafts the ball in and finds the leading-edge from Harmanpreet fall short of cover. Fraction shorter and Harmanpreet sweeps the ball off one knee for a single to deep mid-wicket. Sciver-Brunt pushes the next ball to long-on for one run. A supreme drive from Harmanpreet! RGayakwad lands the ball on full outside the off-stump and Harmanpreet shuffles gently and picks the gap past past cover and mid-off for FOUR runs.

  • March 12, 2023 22:07
    MI 64/2 in 9 overs

    Ismail replaces Gayakwad. Ismail tails the ball down leg and Sciver-Brunt gets a leg bye. Ismail oversteps and concedes another no ball. Harmanpreet slaps the free hit to mid-off and only gets a single. Ismail goes full and straight. Sciver-Brunt drills it to mid-on. A misfield helps the batters reel in two runs.

  • March 12, 2023 22:03
    MI 59/2 in 8 overs

    Ecclestone to Matthews, OUT! Straight back to the bowler. Straight delivery on length and Matthews ends up chipping it to Ecclestone. Huge wicket as Harmanpreet Kaur walks in at 4. Ecclestone attacks the stumps and Harmanpreet is content with a sturdy block. Five dots and Ecclestone sends a wide down leg. A hint of room and Harmanpreet dabs the ball to point, no run.

    Hayley Matthews c & b Ecclestone 12 (17b 2x4)

  • March 12, 2023 21:57
    MI 58/1 in 7 overs

    Gayakwad returns. She maintains a shorter trajectory and the batters resort to singles. In the slot and Yastika steps out and spanks the ball over long-on for SIX. Rajeshwari to Yastika, OUT! Gone this time. Length ball and Yastika holes out with a slog-sweep to deep mid-wicket. A superb innings from the southpaw has set up the chase for MI. Nat Sciver-Brunt walks in at 3.

    Yastika Bhatia c Simran Shaikh b Gayakwad 42 (27b 8x4 1x6)

  • March 12, 2023 21:50
    UPW 51/0 in 6 overs

    Is there an edge this time? Ismail rushes one past Yastika’s outside-edge again and Healy is celebrating. The umpire is unmoved but Healy reviews. No spikes on UltraEdge and Yastika survives. Slower ball on length and Yastika ramps Ismail for FOUR. FOUR more as Yastika gets an inside-edge down to fine leg. And it’s a no ball as Ismail oversteps. Ismail sends in a slower bouncer and Yastika fails to put bat on ball. Matthews flicks Ismail through square and Mumbai crosses FIFTY in the PowerPlay.

  • March 12, 2023 21:41
    MI 40/0 in 5 overs: Matthews survives umpiring gaffe

    Sophie Ecclestone into the attack. Ecclestone darts one in on the full and Yastika drills the ball through square for FOUR. Ecclestone yorks one in to Matthews and it seems like Healy is appealing for an lbw and reviews. THREE REDS and OUT! Well, there’s still some confusion as Matthews holds her ground despite the decision. The umpires have referred the decision once again. And the third-umpire has overturned his own decision! Matthews returns to the crease! Have you ever seen anything like that before?

  • March 12, 2023 21:36
    MI 34/0 in 4 overs

    Anjali Sarvani into the attack. Sarvani strays down leg and concedes two wides. Low full toss to follow and Yastika pulls the ball through square for FOUR. Half-tracker outside the off-stump and Yastika creams the ball once again through extra cover for FOUR.

  • March 12, 2023 21:31
    UPW 24/0 in 3 overs

    Deepti Sharma into the attack. Slog sweep from Yastika and a straightforward chance is dropped by Simran at deep mid-wicket. Hayley gets a top-edge and there comes another single. Short from Deepti and Yastika rocks back to sweep the ball behind square for FOUR.

  • March 12, 2023 21:27
    MI 17/0 in 2 overs

    Ismail into the attack. Edged and Dropped! An off-cutter from Ismail finds a faint outside-edge from Yastika and Healy drops a low catch to her left. Superb response from Yastika. Ismail offers a half-volley outside the off-stump and Yastika drives on the up through extra cover for FOUR. Short ball and Yastika pulls the ball through square-leg for FOUR.

  • March 12, 2023 21:23
    MI 8/0 in 1 over

    Rajeshwari Gayakwad takes the new ball. Matthews on strike.

    Gayakwad starts with a straight delivery, neatly blocked by Matthews. Gayakwad slides one down leg and Matthews paddles the ball over short fine-leg for FOUR. In the slot outside the off-stump and Matthews lobs the ball over extra cover for another FOUR.

  • March 12, 2023 21:22
    Back for the chase

    Back for the chase. Mumbai needs 160 to win and Hayley Matthews and Yastika Bhatia walk in.

  • March 12, 2023 21:07
    UPW 159/6 in 20 overs

    Kerr to bowl the final over. Simran gets a single off the first ball. Kerr to Deepti, OUT! Misses it altogether and Yastika flicks the bails. Three singles to finish and MI restricts UPW to 159/6. A terrific comeback by Mumbai led by Ishaque’s big strikes of Healy and McGrath in the same over.

    Deepti Sharma st †Bhatia b Kerr 7 (6b 1x4)

  • March 12, 2023 21:01
    UPW 155/5 in 19 overs

    Wong returns. Low full toss and Deepti Sharma hits the ball to cover. Wong strays to the pads and Deepti flicks the ball fine for FOUR. 150 up for Warriorz. Nine from the over.

  • March 12, 2023 20:58
    UPW 146/5 in 18 overs

    Matthews to Ecclestone, OUT! Short ball there to be hit and Ecclestone lifts it straight to Nat Sciver-Brunt at cow corner.

    Sophie Ecclestone c Nat Sciver-Brunt b Matthews 1 (4b)

  • March 12, 2023 20:48
    UPW 141/4 in 17 overs

    Ishaque is back. Healy lofts the ball to long-on for a single. McGrath brings up another FIFTY with a single. Ishaque to Healy, OUT! Healy misses the reverse-sweep as Ishaque hits the pad. The umpire raises her finger. Huge breakthrough for MI. Simran Shaikh in at 6. She is off the mark with a single. Ishaque to McGrath, OUT! Stumped! Ishaque turns it around for MI in the space of three balls. McGrath steps out to drive through cover and Ishaque darts the ball into the blockhole. Yastika does a fine clean-up job behind the stumps and UPW has lost its key players.

    Alyssa Healy lbw b Ishaque 58 (46b 7x4 1x6); Tahlia McGrath st †Bhatia b Ishaque 50 (37b 9x4)

  • March 12, 2023 20:47
    UPW 138/2 in 16 overs

    Kerr attempts to float the ball in and the batters reel in four runs through ones and twos. Kerr drifts one in sharply and beats Healy’s bat to hit the pad but the ball is sliding down leg. A quiet over, just four from it.

  • March 12, 2023 20:39
    UPW 133/2 in 15 overs

    Wong replaces Sciver-Brunt. Slower ball on length and Healy attempts a ramp while scuffling across. The ball hits the pad and MI reviews. MI loses the review as the replays suggest that the ball is sliding down leg. Wong fends short and McGrath hammers the ball over mid-off for FOUR.

  • March 12, 2023 20:33
    UPW 123/2 in 14 overs

    Matthews returns. Healy steps out and swipes the ball through wide long-on for FOUR. A top-edge falls over the short fine-leg fielder and Healy brings up her FIFTY. A slew of singles to follow. 10 from the over.

  • March 12, 2023 20:27
    UPW 113/2 in 13 overs

    Sciver-Brunt returns. No ball from Nat as she land a slower ball outside the strip. Low full toss and McGrath hits the free hit straight to square leg, no run. 50-run partnership between Healy and McGrath comes up with a single. Low full toss again and Healy charges down to slap the ball over mid-on for FOUR.

  • March 12, 2023 20:23
    UPW 104/2 in 12 overs

    Jintimani Kalita replaces Matthews. Kalita starts with a low full toss and Healy flicks it through mid-wicket for two runs. Three singles to follow and McGrath unleashes a superb lofted extra cover drive for FOUR - 100 up for UP Warriorz! McGrath taps the ball to the on-side and reels in two runs to frustrate MI. And it’s a no ball. McGrath only finds a single off the freehit.

  • March 12, 2023 20:18
    UPW 91/2 in 11 overs

    Ishaque returns. Seems like the UPW have targetted Ishaque tonight. McGrath charges down and slaps the ball through extra cover for FOUR. A single follows. Healy attempts to step out and Ishaque makes a late change in line to beat the outside-edge and Yastika flicks the bails. The umpires go up for a stumping referral. Her back foot is well within the crease and Healy finishes the over with a single.

  • March 12, 2023 20:14
    UPW 85/2 in 10 overs

    Matthews attempts to keep the batters wound to the crease while sliding the ball towards the pads from around the wicket. McGrath breaks the shackles with a reverse-sweep for FOUR.

  • March 12, 2023 20:11
    UPW 79/2 in 9 overs

    Kerr tosses the ball outside the off-stump and McGrath leans in and smashes the ball past extra cover for FOUR. Short delivery outside the off-stump and McGrath gets a thick outside-edge that flies off Yastika’s gloves down third for another FOUR. Another thick outside-edge from the full and the ball skids across the right of the short-third fielder for FOUR.

  • March 12, 2023 20:05
    UPW 66/2 in 8 overs

    Hayley Matthews into the attack. Matthews comes around the wicket and McGrath pushes the ball to short mid-on. Low full toss and McGrat advances to sweep the ball pat deep mid-wicket for FOUR. A single to follow.. Matthews cramps Healy with another ball onto the pad. She wafts one in and Healy sweeps the ball to backward square for a single.

  • March 12, 2023 20:00
    UPW 59/2 in 7 overs

    Amelia Kerr into the attack. A quick slider finds Navgire’s inside-edge first up. Slower ball on length and Navgire steps out and wallops it over long-on for another SIX. 50 up for Warriorz! Navgire with a reverse-reverse sweep! Kerr wafts outside the off-stump and Navgire attempts a reverse-sweep but the ball hits the toe of the other face of the blade and trickles down to the fine leg fence for FOUR. Kerr to Navgire, OUT! Gone this time! Navgire attempts a slog-sweep but completely mistimes the hit and hands a simple catch to Yastika. Tahlia McGrath walks in at 4.

    Kiran Navgire c †Bhatia b Kerr 17 (14b 2x4 1x6)

  • March 12, 2023 19:55
    UPW 48/1 in 6 overs

    Sciver-Brunt replaces Ishaque. Short ball and Navgire misses out on a pull across the line. Slower ball on length and Navgire hooks it down to fine leg for one run. Healy pushes the ball in front of square and gets another single. Change of pace on length from Sciver-Brunt and Navgire hits the ball back to the bowler. A leg bye follows. Slower ball in the slot and Healy smokes it out of the park. A massive SIX over long-on to end the PowerPlay.

  • March 12, 2023 19:50
    UPW 39/1 in 5 overs

    Wong continues to hit the deck and straighten the ball to the pad. She hits Navgire but the ball is moving over the leg-stump there. Straighter delivery and Navgire guides the ball to square-leg for a single. Wong strays to the pads and Healy flicks the ball down leg past short fine-leg for FOUR.

  • March 12, 2023 19:45
    UPW 34/1 in 4 overs

    Ishaque continues. Short from Ishaque and Healy drags the ball past mid-wicket for FOUR. Low full toss and Healy drives the ball down to deep cover for a single. IN THE AIR and Navgire flicks a full toss just over short mid-wicket for a single. Ishaque overpitches and Healy drives the ball past mid-on for another FOUR. Another full toss and Healy drills the ball through cover for FOUR. FOUR more! Ishaque errs with another full toss and Healy hammers it over mid-on to the boundary.

  • March 12, 2023 19:39
    UPW 16/1 in 3 overs

    Issy Wong replaces Nat Sciver-Brunt. Wong starts with a wide down leg and corrects her line to hit Healy on the pad. And that’s probably sliding down leg. LOUD SHOUT! Wong hits Healy on the pad once again with a straighter delivery. The batters sneak in a single as Harmanpreet reviews. Healy survives! The ball is seemingly sliding down leg on replays. Wong strays to the pads and Navgire flicks the ball briskly through mid-wicket for FOUR. Wong follows up with another delivery in the blockhole and Navgire gets away with a leg bye.

  • March 12, 2023 19:34
    UPW 8/1 in 2 overs

    Saika Ishaque into the attack.

    In the air and Vaidya streakily flicks the ball aerially past Harmanpreet at mid-wicket for a single. Saika flattens her line to Healy who pushes a couple of deliveries to the mid-off fielder. A single follows as Healy flicks one to deep mid-wicket. Saika comes over the wicket to Vaidya this time. Saika overpitches and Vaidya bisects point and cover to find FOUR. Saika to Vaidya, OUT! That’s plumb! The umpire raises the finger almost instantly as Saika darts the ball on a fuller length and hits the bats. Not the length to sweep as Vaidya errs in judgement. The ball hits flush on the pad and is hitting the middle-stump. Saika continues her impressive run with the ball.

    Devika Vaidya lbw b Ishaque 6 (5b 1x4)

  • March 12, 2023 19:30
    UPW 2/0 in 1 over

    Nat Sciver-Brunt takes the new ball. Alyssa Healy is on strike.

    Nat attempts to attack the stumps and Healy offers a solid block first-up. Healy opens her account with a slice down to third for a single. Fine line from over the wicket from Nat against Vaidya. Hits the length and Vaidya pushes the ball to cover. Straighter delivery and Vaidya flicks it to short mid-wicket. A wayward throw from the fielder flies towards square-leg and the batters find a single. Close! Slower delivery from Sciver-Brunt and she squares up Healy as the ball hits high on her back pad.

  • March 12, 2023 19:28
    Game On

    Harmanpreet Kaur leads her side out onto the field and they are followed by the UP Warriorz openers Devika Vaidya and Alyssa Healy.

  • March 12, 2023 19:27
    Can we expect a high-scoring game?
  • March 12, 2023 19:18
    Jon Lewis, UPW head coach

    Our team is going well, I think they are really gelling well as a group. Getting to know each other as people is such a big task in such a short span of time. They are feeling relaxed and feeling confident going into this game. Domestic players are incredibly skilful and incredibly talented. There’s a lot of space for them to grow and get better, which is why this competition has been put together. You might not see amazing performances from them in the really short term, but in the long term there’s incredible talent in this country, and I am expecting big things in the future. You got to think about the team your playing against, and what are your strengths. It’s a very small competition in terms of the number of teams involved as we match-up against the same team pretty quickly. You learn by watching other teams. We have been relaxed between the games, it’s important. The girls played some golf yesterday. Lisa Sthalekar (mentor) has been great, you can see her energy on the TV, and she is a good people connector. She’s connecting the Indian local players to the international stars, I think she has done a great job.

  • March 12, 2023 19:05
    Playing XIs

    Mumbai Indians XI: Yastika Bhatia(w), Hayley Matthews, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Dhara Gujjar, Amelia Kerr, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque

    UP Warriorz XI: Devika Vaidya, Alyssa Healy(w/c), Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navgire, Tahlia McGrath, Deepti Sharma, Simran Shaikh, Sophie Ecclestone, Shabnim Ismail, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

  • March 12, 2023 18:54

    TOSS: UP Warriorz wins toss, to bat.

    Healy: We are going to have a bat. The teams have put up big totals, if we can do that, we will be able to restrict them. Ismail comes in for Harris. We executed well with bat and ball, we have confidence. I think we are enjoying our cricket and our company.

    Harmanpreet: We are looking for a good game, they did well in the previous game. Pooja is not playing. Dhara comes in. We want to go with the winning combination, we don’t want to experiment much. I think 160 will be a decent total. Hopefully, we manage to restrict them below that total.

    Harmanpreet Kaur and Alyssa Healy walk out to the middle for the toss.

  • March 12, 2023 18:49
    Can Mumbai add a fourth-straight win?
  • March 12, 2023 18:44
    Charlotte Edwards, MI coach

    They (openers) batted really well the other night, their partnership has been vitally important. Yastika is coming into her own now, we want her to go out there with a licence to play with that left-hand, right-hand combination with Hayley (Mathews) who has been in wonderful form. We are planning for each game, and not taking anything for granted, because in T20s things can shift pretty quickly. For me it’s about picking the best team for each individual game and hopefully we have enough wins to get to that final stage. The pitches have been fantastic, there have been a lot of runs on show, but at the DY Patil if you bowl well, you have got the rewards. Really proud of our bowling unit as we have managed to take wickets in the powerplay. Hopefully we’ll continue to do that tonight. Harmanpreet has been fantastic behind the scenes, she has worked really closely with the senior players as well. It’s been nice to see them all watch talk about the game. It’s obviously been very impressive.

  • March 12, 2023 18:39
    UPW vs MI Dream11 prediction

    Wicket-Keeper: Alyssa Healy

    Batters: Harmanpreet Kaur, Grace Harris

    All-Rounders: Hayley Matthews (c), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Amelia Kerr, Tahlia McGrath, Deepti Sharma

    Bowlers: Saika Ishaque (vc), Sophie Ecclestone, Pooja Vastrakar

    Composition: UPW 5:6 MI Credits Left: 6.0

  • March 12, 2023 18:31
    UPW predicted XI

    Alyssa Healy (c, wk), Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navgire, Tahlia McGrath, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris, Devika Vaidya, Simran Shaikh, Sophie Ecclestone, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

  • March 12, 2023 18:31
    MI predicted XI

    Hayley Matthews, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque

  • March 12, 2023 18:24
    Points Table watch

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  • March 12, 2023 18:21
    Players to watch out for

    Saika Ishaque to Alyssa Healy, who are the players to watch out for tonight’s match?

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  • March 12, 2023 18:06
    UPW vs MI match preview

    Mumbai Indians takes on the UP Warriorz in Match 10 of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) at the Brabourne Stadium here on Sunday.

    While UP stands third in the points table with four points, Harmanpreet’s Mumbai has gone unscathed in the tournament, winning all its matches.

    UP Warriorz, led by Alyssa Healy, started off on a high but had to fiddle with the pieces to get the puzzle right after going down in its second match.

    The Warriorz season-opener against Gujarat Giants saw pacer Kim Garth take a five-wicket haul and dismiss UP’s top-order. While most players, including the likes of Healy and Tahlia McGrath, fell early, India International Kiran Navgire showcased her power-hitting abilities with a half-century before succumbing to a short delivery from Garth.

    Navgire’s assured innings was bettered by some late flair from Grace Harris, who stunned the crowd and her opponents with her unbeaten 26-ball 59 to steal a three-wicket win in UP’s favour.’

    The next fixture against Delhi Capitals did not see similar success with UP falling to a 42-run loss against Lanning’s side. McGrath found form with an unbeaten 90.

    The next match against Capitals saw more players in the team come forward to chip in, alas, to no avail. But UP would’ve grown in confidence with a stellar 90 scored by McGrath.

    Against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last match, with just 139 to chase on a batter-friendly track, openers Healy (96 off 47) and Vaidya (36 off 31) didn’t ruffle any feathers as they finished the job for the team.

    While UP goes into the next match with a win in the bag, it would want to see its Indian players Deepti Sharma and Shweta Sherawat contribute with the bat and put up performances similar to the ones they are known for.

    All bases covered

    Contributing with the bat, however, hasn’t been an issue for Mumbai Indians. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side won its first match against the Giants by 143 runs. Harmanpreet led from the front with a 65 and following suit with 40-plus scores were Amelia Kerr and Hayley Matthews.

    The next match against RCB turned out to be a walk in the park again as they chased down 155 in 14.4 overs and nine wickets to spare. Nat Sciver-Brunt was among the runs as well; coming at number three and scoring a scintillating half-century while opener Matthews made 77.

    While the Mumbai camp has enjoyed a largely unobstructed walk to the top, Sophie Ecclestone and now Deepti Sharma’s success with the ball in the middle overs might prove to be an interesting challenge in this fixture.

    Deepti finding form in the Warriorz’ last match against RCB ensures support for a consistent Ecclestone going forward in the tournament.

    Mumbai has a trump card in the form of off-spinner Saika Ishaque, the current purple cap holder. With nine wickets to her name so far, she gives Harmanpreet a potent Indian spin option when the other wickets are coming largely from their overseas recruits.

    - Divyakriti Singh

  • March 12, 2023 17:33
    UPW vs MI Squads, live streaming info

    UPW vs MI squads

    UP Warriorz: Devika Vaidya, Alyssa Healy(wk, c), Shweta Sehrawat, Kiran Navgire, Tahlia McGrath, Deepti Sharma, Grace Harris, Simran Shaikh, Sophie Ecclestone, Anjali Sarvani, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shabnim Ismail, Lauren Bell, Shivali Shinde, Parshavi Chopra, Soppadhandi Yashasri.

    Mumbai Indians: Yastika Bhatia (wk), Hayley Matthews, Nat Sciver-Brunt, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Amelia Kerr, Pooja Vastrakar, Issy Wong, Amanjot Kaur, Humaira Kazi, Jintimani Kalita, Saika Ishaque, Chloe Tryon, Heather Graham, Dhara Gujjar, Sonam Yadav, Neelam Bisht, Priyanka Bala.

    UPW vs MI live streaming info

    Where to watch live streaming of UP Warriorz vs Mumbai Indians today?

    Live streaming of UP Warriorz vs Mumbai Indians will be available on Sports 18 Network/JioCinema.

    What time will the UPW vs MI match begin today?

    The UPW vs MI match will begin at 7:30 PM IST. The toss of the UP Warriorz vs Mumbai Indians match will take place at 7:00 PM IST.

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